Finance & Warrant Commission

 

January, 2016

As we move into the new year the Finance and Warrant Commission (FinCom) will begin to prepare for the Annual Town Meeting which will be held in the Spring of 2016. Over the next few months we will hear from the Annual Town Meeting Warrant Article Sponsors and hold Public Hearings.  Our next FinCom meeting is scheduled for January 26, 2016. (Please see the complete schedule below.)

The Finance and Warrant Commission's 2015 Annual Town Meeting Report can be viewed by clicking here.   In addition to our recommendations on warrant articles, this document contains several summaries which highlight the FY16 approved budget, as well as significant information on the Town's finances. Every effort was made to produce this information as user-friendly as possible so that you could make knowledgeable decisions at the May Annual Town Meetings.  Our attempts seem to have been successful, since Town Meeting approved the FY16 budget and warrant articles as the Finance and Warrant Commission recommended.

We hope the information we post on our website is both interesting and of some help in deciding your votes at Town Meeting.  We welcome your comments and suggestions for enhancing our website.

If anyone has topics they would like explored at any of our meetings, we would consider adding them to our agenda. Please respond to: jodonnell@townhall.westwood.ma.us. 

Thank you.

Questions/Comments?

Contact:  Jane O'Donnell, Administrator – jodonnell@townhall.westwood.ma.us

781.314.1994                  

Current Finance and Warrant Commission

Marianne LeBlanc Cummings, Chairman
Paul Bierden
Julianne Bride
Cynthia Buckley
Barbara Delisle

James Ferraro

Craig Foscaldo

George Hertz     
Peter Kane
Peter Lentz
Peter Neville

Michael O’Hara

Michael Powers

Robert Uek

Margery Eramo Young

Finance and Warrant Commission 2015/2016 Sub-Committees:

Municipal:Chairman: Julie Bride

Peter Kane, Rob Uek, Peter Lentz

Education:Chairman: Barb Delisle

Cynthia Buckley, Mike Powers

Zoning Articles: Chairman: Paul Bierden

Jim Ferraro

Financial Planning: Chairman: Mike O'Hara

Craig Foscaldo, Peter Neville, Barb Delisle

OPEB: Chairman: Peter Neville

Rob Uek

Municipal Task Force: Chairman: George Hertz

Obed Baker Task Force: Chairman: Margery Eramo Young

Islington Task Force: Chairman: George Hertz

 

Finance and Warrant Commission 2016 Schedule:

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Westwood Public Library, 7:30PM
  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Westwood Public Library, 7:30PM

Annual Town Meeting Warrant Article Sponsors

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Westwood Public Library, 7:30PM

FinCom Board Meeting

  • Monday, March 7, 2016 Westwood Public Library, 7:30PM
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016 Westwood Public Library, 7:30PM

Public Hearing - Annual Town Meeting Warrant Article Summaries

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Westwood Public Library, 7:30PM

FinCom Sub-Committees Reports

  • Monday, March 28, 2016 Westwood Public Library, 7:30PM
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Westwood Public Library, 7:30PM

Final Public Hearing - Annual Town Meeting Warrant Articles